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Powering the QE Class Aircraft Carrier: The MT30 Gas Turbine


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Damian Whatmough, Chief Engineer for the MT30 programme, introduces the Bristol-manufactured gas turbine engine that will power the Navy's latest aircraft carriers.

Date and Time

08 October 2012 - 18:30-20:00


Bristol, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Bristol local network.

About this event

The MT30 marine gas turbine is a close relative of the Rolls-Royce Trent 800 aero engine and is the largest of their current range. It is manufactured here in Bristol where it also underwent extensive testing.

Two of these units help provide the propulsion for the QE class aircraft carriers as well as powering a number of other naval vessels including some new US Navy ships.


Damian Whatmough, MT30 Chief Engineer


18:30 - Refreshments
19:00 - Presentation

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